Healthy Snack Ideas

IMG_1746How many times a day do we, as moms, here the phrase, “I’m hungry.” Some days I feel like I spend all of my time in the kitchen. I don’t dare plan a day trip without thinking of snacks for the car. This is especially true during the kids’ growth spurts!

Snacks are one of the most challenging aspects of a whole food diet for me. It is easy to fix health food at home when there is plenty of time. It can be harder on rushed days or when there is no kitchen handy.

I have compiled a list of some of my go-to snack ideas. Continue reading

Healthy Holiday Party Ideas

We are in the midst of holiday season, full of parties and potlucks. It can be hard to eat healthy with so many tasty snacks available. How do we stay on track (and avoid stomach aches)?

Tips for enjoying holiday parties without guilt:

  1. Eat something healthy before you go.
  2. Hydrate (with water)
  3. Enjoy favorites in moderation and without guilt. If you are going to eat it, enjoy it!
  4. Focus on the festivities instead of the food.
  5. Bring something you can (and want to) eat. It is much easier to pass up the candy when you have another option.

To help with the last option here are a few options that taste great and will leave you feeling ill or guilty.

Guacamole

In honor of Father’s Day I am posting one of my husband’s favorites – guacamole!

Guacamole

1 roma tomato, diced
1-2 green onions, diced
handful of cilantro, chopped
clove of garlic, smashed or finely diced
1-2 Tbl olive oil
1 Tbl lime juice (about half a lime)
2 avocados
salt and pepper to taste

  1. combine all but the avocados and mix thoroughly
  2. add avocado and mash
  3. enjoy on tacos or with vegetables (jicama and plantain chips are popular with my kids)